Back before Jay Rayner’s recent stellar review of BOX-E, the restaurant had been on our hit list for a fair few months. Returning from Japan with some yen, Iain and I decided to exchange it and book ourselves a reservation as a way of keeping the holiday blues at bay.
A little while back my boyfriend, knowing I’m a lover of Korean cuisine, directed me to Sky Kong Kong’s website. Not only did the homepage – a simple design with the simple imagery of pickle jars – immediately make me want to visit but then I was also informed that the head chef, and owner, Hwi Shim has previously worked at both Michelin Starred Nobu and Hakkasan, in London.
53 Baldwin St, Bristol BS1 1RA
Khao & Bao, previously Bao Wow, is a sister restaurant of the popular Sticks n Broth also located on Balwin Street and the newly opened Bangkok Joes – that I am yet to venture to, but is very much top of my list.
A little over a week ago I was pretty much devastated as a colleague of mine returned to work with the terrible news that Bao Wow had closed down and a quick search on Twitter confirmed this closure. As my favourite lunchtime destination Bao Wow delivered delicious asian flavours for really reasonable prices.
Recently I have been loving the Wriggle app and over the past few months it has helped me to discover some great local restaurants notably Spoke and Stringer (definitely top 3 restaurant in Bristol) and Club Haus which is a great spot for lunch.
I love Asian food, so when I spotted Tuk Tuck passing through to town after work I definitely wanted to give it a try. Luckily not long after it popped up on my Wriggle account which gave me a great excuse to give it a try. With the great offer of any 2 mains, 2 miso and edamame beans for £11 it was perfect for a weeknight meal.
After countless recommendations from friends and an array of Instagram snapshots hinting at the delicious looking, locally sourced and seasonal fares, we made plans to get ourselves to the Ethicurean Restaurant in Wrington, on the outskirts of Bristol, ASAP.